From the Stuhr Museum:
With a bit more than three weeks left to go, the three participants in the “Sharing Through The Season” canned food drive are seeing their numbers increase and the competition tighten.
The Hastings Museum, The Great Platte River Road Archway and Stuhr Museum are currently competing to see which institution can raise the most donated food during the holidays. The drive runs through the end of December.
Currently, Stuhr has a slight, early lead with 232 pounds of food, compared to 222 for Hastings and 124 for the Archway.
Last year, with just Stuhr and Hastings competing, the “Sharing Through the Season” drive raised over two-and-a-half tons of food for The Food Pantry in Hastings and the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Grand Island.
By adding the Archway in Kearney to the mix, the hope is not only to raise food for local agencies, but also raise awareness for the needs of the less fortunate during this time of giving.
Food donations to Stuhr Museum can be taken to the Stuhr Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and put in the sleigh outside the Stuhr Building.
Food donated to the Hastings Museum can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Archway is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and food donations can be left outside the Archway in a designated area or at the Firefighter Museum in Kearney.